MOTD::Archive::Summer 2012 (13 August 2012)

Spring 2012 MOTD

Jerry Garcia Has Been Dead For 17 Years

[09 August 02012 (so many roads...; 102° at 11:09am) top]

Hello, World

I'm going to have another "hello, world" moment in a few days on either August 20th or August 22nd.

[09 August 02012 (MOTD is not the Message Of The Dead; 91° at 6:35am) top]

I Can Drive 55

Today is my 55th birthday and it is Memorial Day. This is only the 8th time my birthday has fallen on last Monday of May. The first year this happened was in 1962 and it occurs in an 11, 6, 5, 6 yearly cycle.

I wrote this BASH script to determine the years that May 28th falls on the last Monday of the month beginning with 1975 and ending in 2100. The following is the output from the BASH script.

   1962, 1973, 1979, 1984, 1990, 2001, 2007, 2012, 2018, 2029, 
   2035, 2040, 2046, 2057, 2063, 2068, 2074, 2085, 2091, 2096, 

[28 May 02012 (I can drive 55; 73° at 7:54am) top]

12 May 02012 (the MOTD is now using 5-digit years)

This is the 45th edition of the MOTD. The Spring 2012 MOTD has been added to the MOTD archive.

The MOTD blog was named after the /etc/motd file used on Unix systems. Unix systems are multi-user systems and SysAdmins use the /etc/motd file to communicate messages to users upon log in.

I should let the MOTD die, but I can't. This 15-year-old blog could be deleted using one command-line: rm -rf $motd

The MOTD suffers from a severe case of linkrot (i.e. broken hyperlinks), but from day one the MOTD was considered a WORM (Write Once Read Many) resource. What you read on the MOTD is what I posted and the linkrot provides a picture of just how much the WWW has changed over the last 15 years.

During the Spring 2012 MOTD, I posted 86 times to my Stocks::Stuffer blog at, 22 times to my Yottagoo blog at, and three times to my AzFoo blog at

Twitter data on 12 May 02012.

   @nanofoo        3984     599    391
   @mathbabbler    2096     125    550
   @compufoo       2122       0     71
   @yottagoo        351       0     19

[12 May 02012 (I'm not read to kill the MOTD; 63° at 6:30am) top]

Creator: Gerald Thurman []
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